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For Christmas… Gonzo


GonzoToday’s recommendation for a Christmas gift is Gonzo – an ideal present if you know anyone who is unhinged. Published by Ammo Books (surely the best name in publishing), Gonzo salutes the life of Hunter S Thompson – the creator of Gonzo journalist, a great writer and also, in my opinion, a very funny man.

Gonzo has lots of photos, some taken by Hunter himself, and begins with an introduction by Thompson’s friend Johnny Depp. It looks at his misadventures, his early days as a foreign correspondent in Puerto Rico, his stint in Big Sur in the 1960s, and also his campaign to become Sheriff of Pitkin County in 1970.

This is also a limited edition so it will appeal to collectors. Only 3000 numbered copies have been printed and each one comes in a box with a photography by Thompson.

Let’s face it, most authors are as dull as ditch water while Thompson loved to stir things up.

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Richard Davies

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